Civil Rights

Events

Black Sunday

April 14, 1935

Black Sunday refers to a particularly severe dust storm (dust bowl)

The Montgomery Bus Boycott

1955 - 1956

The Montgomery bus boycott, a seminal event in the Civil Rights Movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system

Little Rock Nine

1957

The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School

Freedom Rides

1961

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States

Friendship Nine

1961

The Friendship Nine, or Rock Hill Nine, was a group of African-American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina

March on Washington

August 28, 1963

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

September 15, 1963

The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama

Selma Montgomery March

1965

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, h

Watts Riots

August 11, 1965 - August 17, 1965

black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, racial tension reaches a breaking point after two white policemen scuffle with a black motorist suspected of drunken driving

Orangeburg, SC Massacre

1968

The Orangeburg massacre refers to the shooting of protesters by South Carolina Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, South Carolina